It is really hard to care for an elderly loved one. I did for several years
(although I held down a full-time job) and I had an understanding boss, my
mother was mentally sharp, I had a sibling to help and my mom had a lot of
money, but emotionally it almost broke me. It was a lonely and heartbreaking
experience.Making decisions about whether to move to a facility,
which facility, keeping track of doctor appointments, trying to figure it all
out was a constant source of stress. I don't think more government help
for our situation would have done anything, but I fully support Medicaid help
for those with little means. The quality of care of the elderly is the mark of
a compassionate and highly evolved society. It's what we should aim
for.And what I wouldn't give to do it all again, just to spend
one day with my mother!
Hi Lois!This is a very informative article. And, to a great extent I agree
with both you and Sharon. I'll be in that number (as may be allowed) when
2026 arrives.But then, I see a grievous pattern of over-reliance on
government. It's a pattern of spending, exponentially, into the future.
It's a given that the lower the income bracket, the greater the impact on
those whom are economically less fortunate.Yet, I see that this sort
of demand is greater than what our government can presently and reasonably bear
in terms of dollars. We need a Canadian model. In terms of healthcare, I find it
to be the most accommodating and the most sophisticated in the world.In this wise, I see that our efforts are far more realistic when they're
towards voting in a semblance to the Canadian model. Granted that the cost of
living there is a lot more expensive. However, the burden is on business and the
people who work for these businesses to fill in what otherwise would be the
"gap" we've got.Summarily, although this will really be
a "strain" on the use of our income as we've become accustomed,
the benefits to our seniors, and to our government, outweigh our being lighter
in the pockets.
Having lived in two of the top 5 states as well as Utah, I seriously doubt the
accuracy of this report. It would be interesting to see who the background of
the organization that did this report.